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Saturday, January 10, 2015

Carnival of the Animals & The Red Balloon

A full-of-fun family musical show featuring French composer Camille Saint-Saëns’s Carnival of the Animals will be presented Saturday, January 31 at 7pm at St. Matthew’s Anglican Church in the Glebe. The one-hour concert will also include the Oscar-winning short film The Red Balloon.
With music director Kirkland Adsett at the organ, members of the church’s boys and girls’ choirs will read animal poems tied to the 14 movements in Saint-Saëns’s long popular musical suite.
The Red Balloon film, a 1956 fantasy directed by French filmmaker Albert Lamorisse (1922-1970), won the prestigious Palmes D’or awards for short films at the Cannes Film Festival. It has a lovely musical score but virtually no dialogue and is about the attachment of a young Parisian boy to a highly spirited balloon. It’s the only short film to have won an Academy Award for Best Writing (Original Screenplay). The concert is being put on primarily for children, but Mr. Adsett says adults will enjoy its range of lyrical French music. The girls and boys of the St Matthew’s choirs will also sing music from the film Les Choristes, a 2004 French drama about boarding-school boys as well as French café chansons and songs made famous by Edith Piaf.

Sat. Jan. 31, 7pm to 8pm with no intermission.
St. Matthew’s Anglican Church, 130 Glebe Avenue (just off Bank St.)
Information: 613-234-4024 or
No tickets will be sold to the event but freewill donations will be gratefully accepted.

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